Diana Engel

Child of War: A MemoryDiana Engel


Through killing bush,
then scorching desert
I pushed despair
into my rumbling belly,
fed it hard, dusty roots
and muddy Nile water.
Memory, a hungry predator,
returned as the Sahara moon rose:
stalking my mind,
devouring my heart.

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Diana Engel is in her sixth year as facilitator for the Poetry Writers critique group. Previously a reference and instruction librarian at Guilford College, she has created and led a twelve-week poetry workshop at Penn-Griffin Middle School and taught poetry writing classes at the Greensboro School of Creativity. Her poetry can be found in “The Shagbark Review,” “Woodworks,” and most recently in “Wild Goose Poetry Review.”


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